Greenwich’s Island Beach Two-Mile Swim Set for Saturday


The annual Island Beach Two-Mile Swim will take place Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Swim Committee.  Wetsuits are permitted but swimmers wearing wetsuits will be ineligible for awards.

There will be refreshments and commemorative T-shirts for all participants.

Swimmers should report to Greenwich Harbor at 6:45 a.m. for registration and board Island Beach ferry at 7:20. The race course will be marked by buoys and protected by boats.

The early entry fee for the Island Beach Two-Mile Swim is $75. Deck entries are permitted.

Visit the Greenwich Swim Committee web site for an entry form and on-line registration. Volunteer boats and kayaks are needed to help protect the race course.

For additional information on the Island Beach Two-Mile Swim, contact Race Director Jon Harnett at 203-253-2546.

About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, has been editing and reporting on events throughout Connecticut for over a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield. Throughout over two decades, he has worked as the editor-in-chief at the Sentinel, as well as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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